sawmill

[saw-mil]
noun
a place or building in which timber is sawed into planks, boards, etc., by machinery.

Origin:
1545–55; saw1 + mill1

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sawmill (ˈsɔːˌmɪl)
 
n
1.  an industrial establishment where timber is sawn into planks, etc
2.  a large sawing machine

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Example sentences
Workers at a sawmill readily admit that they receive fresh supplies of timber every week.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the sawmill industry flourished.
The sawmill has a written safety policy and holds monthly meetings to discuss safety issues with the workers and management.
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